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CodeX FutureLaw 2013

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April 26, 2013 9:00am - 6:00pm

Paul Brest Hall
555 Salvatierra Walk
Stanford, CA 94305

 

On April 26th, CodeX - the Stanford Center for Legal Informatics will host the first-ever CodeX FutureLaw Conference - a conference focusing on how technology is changing the landscape of the legal profession and the law more broadly. The conference will bring together leading thinkers, entrepreneurs, investors and technologists that are experimenting and actively working to re-architect the future of the law. If you're of a similar mind, we'd love to have you there.
 
The event will address a variety of the topics including technology's impact on access to the legal system, the future of computational law as well as the ecosystem of financing innovation in legal services. The aim is to engage with the deeper issues presented by emerging technologies and their long-term impact on the law as they become more widely adopted. We also hope that the day will be an opportunity for the legal tech community to come together to share their experiences, collaborate on projects, and plan for the future.
 
MCLE credits will be available at the event. For more information or with any questions about FutureLaw 2013 - please contact Conference Chair Tim Hwang at tim@codex.stanford.eduA limited number of comped scholarship passes are available to those who would be unable to attend otherwise, please contact Tim for details.
Follow the conversations on Twitter with the hashtag: #FutureLaw
 
Speakers and Topics to Include:
 
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM - Opening Keynote: Charley Moore, Founder, RocketLawyer
 
 
Emerging technology and new models of providing legal services portend a period of significant change in the practice of law and the legal system. But, what comes next? What do we as a community need to build to lay the groundwork for the future? This talk will envision the legal profession in twenty years, take stock of where we are now, and talk about the important problems left to be solved. 
 
 
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM - Legal Disruption: Why Now? Why Here? What Next?
 
What underlying forces are driving technological change in the legal industry, particularly in the Bay Area? How enduring and significant will these changes be? What challenges does the ecosystem face into the future that might stifle innovation, and how do we overcome them?
 
- Tim Hwang, Partner, Robot Robot & Hwang LLP (moderator)
- Richard Komaiko, Co-Founder, AttorneyFee
- Dan Shapiro, Co-Chairman, Casemaker
- Eddie Hartman, Co-Founder, LegalZoom
- Joshua Walker, Counsel, Simpson Thacher
 
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM - Computational Law and Contracts
 
Machines are increasingly able to read and understand contract terms, and automatically make adjustments. How will these developments in computational law enable the creation of novel types of legal entities? And what types of problems and opportunities do they present in the private and public sector?
 
- Oliver Goodenough, Fellow, Berkman Center for Internet and Society (moderator)
- Kingsley Martin, CEO, KIIAC
- Jamie Wodetzki, Founder, Exari
- Ajay Agrawal, CEO, Sirion Labs
 
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM - Financing the Legal Revolution
 
"Innovating in legal space depends critically on a robust ecosystem of investors and entrepreneurs." Is this right? Why are people investing in the space? Why are they not investing in the space? Is putting money against the traditional models of legal practice and operating the legal system a good bet? Why?
 
- Tom Melling, Co-Founder, Serengeti Law (moderator)
- Robert Siegel, General Partner, XSeed Capital
- Paul Vander Vort, Managing Director, Cascadia Capital
- Blake Masters, Co-Founder, Judicata
 
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM - Designing Legal Data
 
User interface and user experience design are becoming a fundamental element of tools in the legal industry. How are thought leaders advancing these innovations? What does the design of legal data reveal about different visions for understanding the law, and how will that impact practice?
 
- Waldo Jaquith, Founder, The State Decoded (moderator)
- Itai Gurari, Co-Founder, Judicata
- Daniel Lewis, Co-Founder, Ravel Law
- Ed Walters, CEO, Fastcase
- Margaret Hagan, Student Fellow, Stanford Center for Internet and Society
 
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM - Open Source Legal Practice
 
Technology opens up opportunities for lawyers to fundamentally change the paradigms of working together. Will open source resources and approaches come to take a bigger role in the legal industry? How does this perhaps change the economics of both private practice and public interest work? How does it impact the type of participants that we see in the legal arena?
 
- Aaron Greenspan, Co-Founder, Plainsite (moderator)
- Tony Lai, Co-Founder, LawGives
- Tim Stanley, CEO, Justia
- Matt Hall, Co-Founder, Docracy
- Jason Brewster, Co-founder & CEO, FairDocument

 

5:00 PM - 5:30 PM - Closing Keynote: Daniel Martin Katz

 
 
The future is not self-executing. Architecting the future of the law will depend on a robust pool of human capital and a talented community of advocates and technologists. What training will be needed in the new landscape of the law? What would an academic program and curriculum look like that could leverage these changes?

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